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Published August 17, 2012
ISTANBUL IN '13?: MOTORSPORT-TOTAL.com's Sven Haidinger reported that F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "believes a return of F1 to Turkey in '13 is in the realm of possibilities if the sides could agree on a sanctioning fee amount." The Turkish F1 Grand Prix, which was part of the F1 calendar from '05-11, was dropped in '12 due to "low attendance numbers in previous years and the disagreement about the sanctioning figure amount." A new hope for a return of the race was sparked by Ecclestone's comments in Wednesday's issue of the Turkish "Haber Türk" newspaper. Ecclestone said that he and the teams were always "happy" with the race. Ecclestone said, "If we can resolve the problem [of the sanction fee amount], then Turkey will return to the F1 calendar" (MOTORSPORT-TOTAL.com, 8/15).